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Cuff Is Too Tight

I finished a sweater recently and it was too roomy. I decided to agitate it in warm water so shrink it somewhat, and it worked well for the body. Unfortunately, the cuffs are too tight. Any suggestions for altering the cuff so I can wear it comfortably?

OH, that is a problem.
Is the sweater felted or just a little firmer?
Are you able to remove (cut or unknits) and reknit the cuffs?

You might try soaking just the cuffs in cool water and re-block?


I will try that.

The sweater came out great. It fits nicely. Only the cuffs are problematic.

If the soaking, reblocking doesn’t work, you may want to consider two options 1) think the cuff only and redo with a larger needle size and trying to keep it loose or 2) add a slit on one side of the cuff to give it a small slit and therefore more room.